Rick Schmidt has been a lawyer for 25 years, but his debate skills started at a young age. People took notice of Rick's ability to defend contrary positions and suggested he become an attorney. This encouragement helped convince Rick becoming a lawyer was the right career choice for him. His specialties are in workers’ compensation, personal injury, and social security disability.
Born and raised on the east side of Des Moines, Rick has always loved what the city has to offer, but also enjoys seeing the incredible changes that have improved the Des Moines metro during his lifetime. Rick has an undergraduate degree from Iowa State University and earned his law degree at Drake Law School. He chooses to live in Des Moines since it offers many opportunities and big city options, it has low standard of living costs and there’s not too much traffic.
Outside of the firm, Rick enjoys spending time with his wife and their five dogs. Their hobbies include bicycling the many trails the Des Moines area has to offer, traveling to California for wine tastings and cheering on Iowa State’s men’s basketball team. Rick and his wife follow the ISU team closely and attend the Big 12 Basketball Tournament in Kansas City each year.
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